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Michael Angelo DiBeneditto

Apr 5, 2022

Michael Angelo DiBeneditto, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 peacefully in his sleep. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife, Mary DiBeneditto, his daughter, Cyndy DiBeneditto, and his daughter in law, Jacqui Harding. He also leaves behind his brother Domenic DiBeneditto and his sister-in-law Janice DiBeneditto and several nieces and nephews and friends.

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Steven Curtis

Apr 5, 2022

Steven Charles “Pops” Curtis, 68, of Kingston, NY passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus in Kingston, NY. He was born April 16, 1953 in Kingston, NY, son of the late Robert and Dolores (Gregory) Curtis.

 

Pops was a Kingston High School Graduate, Class of 1971. He formerly worked at Spiesman's Bakery where he...

Melody Newcombe

Apr 4, 2022

Melody M. (Norsgaard) Newcombe, of Mt. Tremper, NY, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022 at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck, NY. A resident of Mt. Tremper for many years, Melody was born in New York City, NY on July 22, 1947, daughter of the late Conrad Campbell Norsgaard and Grace May (Homan) Norsgaard. She spent her childhood in Englewood,...

Neil Schaffer

Apr 4, 2022

Neil A. Schaffer, 60 of Woodstock, NY passed away on April 4, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought until his final day, never losing his sense of humor.

Neil was born on May 11, 1961 to Sonya and Jack Schaffer in New York City. He owned and operated Schaffer Excavating in Woodstock for 30 years. He was...

Willard C. "Bill" Hornbeck

Mar 22, 2022

Willard C. (Bill) Hornbeck, 95, of Woodstock, NY passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at home. He was born July 20, 1926 in Ohioville, NY, the son of Joseph J. and Bessie (Palmatier) Hornbeck. A sister, Violet and a brother, Earl, predeceased him.

He is survived by his 30 year partner, Betsy Burns, her children Tania and Mike and...

Joel Brink

Mar 17, 2022

Joel B. Brink, 87, a lifelong resident of the Town of Ulster, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Glens Falls Hospital. He was born December 20, 1934 in Kingston, NY to the late Hubert and Eva (Rifenburgh) Brink, Sr. He was married to his best friend Gisela (Forst) Brink, they wed on December 12, 1954 in Kingston.

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Colin Chase

Mar 17, 2022

 

Born on October 26, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, Colin Chase, 67, of Saugerties, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

 

An artist living and working in NYC and Ulster County, Chase earned an AAS in Textile Design from Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, in 1979, a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, NY, in...

Merle Meola

Mar 16, 2022

Merle J. (Scrudato) Meola, 82, of Ulster Park, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

A resident of Ulster Park for 30 years, Merle was born on January 23, 1940, in West Orange, NJ, daughter of the late Anthony Scrudato and Elsie (Patson) Scrudato and spent her childhood in Nutley and...

Michael Kight

Mar 16, 2022

Michael G. Kight, 74, of West Hurley, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Westchester Medical Center. He was born August 25, 1947 in Kingston, NY, son of the late William and Betty Lee (VanKleeck) Kight.

Mike was a graduate of Onteora High School and then went on to serve in the US Air Force from 1966 to 1988,...

Gail Cardinale

Mar 9, 2022

 

Gail E. Cardinale, 75, passed away March 9, 2022 at Kingston Hospital. She was a resident at Ten Broeck Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Kingston, NY, and a former resident of Hudson, Saugerties, and Lake Katrine, NY.Gail Elizabeth Cardinale was born to Charles and Margaret “Leona” Cardinale in Hudson, NY, on March 7, 1947.  She was a graduate of...

Virginia R. O'Donnell

Mar 8, 2022

Virginia Rosenkranse O'Donnell, age 92, passed away on March 8, 2022 at home. She was born April 26, 1929 to the late Peter and Hyla (Countryman) Rosenkranse, in Clintondale, NY. She was married to the late Francis J. O'Donnell, they wed on September 26, 1949 and celebrated 71 years of marriage. Virginia earned her RN Degree at the...

Richard David Berke

Mar 4, 2022

Richard Berke of Kingston, New York passed away on Mar 4, 2022. His loved ones are composing his obituary, which you will be able to read here.

Arthur R. DeGasperis

Mar 2, 2022

Arthur R. DeGasperis, 61, of Lake Katrine, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at home. He was born August 16, 1960 in Kingston, NY, son of the late John and Anita (Lohmaier) DeGasperis. Artie was married to Nancy (Venditti) DeGasperis, they wed on September 11, 1982. He was a Kingston High School Graduate, Class of 1979, and...

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